DNA Remix MV + Jay Park’s Response to Criticism

Initially, I was just going to write like a TINY amount on the actual video for the DNA Remix that H1GHR just dropped for my Music Video Anatomy series on my site. But then Jay Park dropped that whopper of an essay in the comments for the video and I just… I had to do it to him. I had to make a video. Like my video pushing back at the content in the DKDKTV “bros drink soju and talk about BLM” video, this is just me airing my frustrations with a constant form of antiblackness I see. In this case, the way that Jay Park specifically talks down to Black Americans who express frustration with his persistent hood cosplay.

You can check out the entire project this is ultimately A Part Of here: https://stitchmediamix.com/nonficpost/wfrll-kpop/

But here are the things I reference directly across the work I’ve done for the past two years:

Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part One – https://stitchmediamix.com/2019/08/17/cultural-appropriation-in-the-age-of-k-pop-part-one/

Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part Two – https://stitchmediamix.com/2019/08/17/cultural-appropriation-in-the-age-of-k-pop-part-two/

On Korean Artists Using Their Platforms to Say that Black Lives Matter – https://stitchmediamix.com/2020/06/04/on-korean-artists-using-their-platforms-to-say-that-black-lives-matter/

What’s Real About Hip-Hop Anywhere? – https://stitchmediamix.com/2020/11/09/whats-real-about-hip-hop-anywhere/

The Cultural Appropriation Conversation: So Very Hairy – https://youtu.be/5vidwsrpyRg

WFRLL: #HoodCosplay – https://youtu.be/gk6YS_gpsPg

A Brief History of Korean Hip-hop – https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/a-brief-history-of-korean-hip-hop.html

K-pop in the Age of Cultural Appropriation – http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2019/01/k-pop-in-age-of-cultural-appropriation.html

About Zeenah

Zeenah writes about comics, nerd history, and ridiculous romance novels when not working frantically on her first collection of short stories and complaining about stuff. One day, she'll settle down and write that novel.
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